- Date Release: 2017
- Genre: Adventure games, Casual games, Early access
- Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Ylands – a Sandbox game combined with an incredible adventure, where you will survive a lot and build. In this game, you will have an incredible range of opportunities which include the creation of your own islands, and then their careful study.
Moreover, each island will have an automatic system of changes for each part, which will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the process and find it interesting to spend time doing it. Each new story of your stay on this or that island will be unique and not monotonous. There will be many difficulties and unexpected turns of events on the way.
This game can precisely please the fans with excellent execution in the aspect of graphics and also the well thought-out and the most dynamic game process. You will be able to interact with a huge world with thousands of different options.
In the game, you will see the usual landscapes – forests, deserts, beaches, mountains, snow-covered valleys, ponds and so on. And, of course, it is not without animals. You will meet hares, wild boars, goats, horses, wolves, pumas, bears, birds, sharks, crabs, and many others.
In general, the animals in Ylands are enough and they are also real. Ylands is an open-world game – we didn’t expect anything else from Sandbox. But the flora and fauna are not the same as they are in the world – I already found the ruins of a Fort during the civil war in the United States, various statues and just strange objects.
The gameplay consists of three stages – resource extraction, open world exploration and crafting with construction. The game is full of a variety of resources and, best of all, all of them are needed for something and have their use either as food or as a weapon.
In addition, literally all the objects in the game can be destroyed – the main thing is to have the right tool at hand. A tree can be cut down with an ax, a hole can be dug with a pickaxe, a stone can be broken with a hammer and so on. There are makings for terraforming in the game but so far they are quite primitive implemented.
Research is positioned as one of the main features of the game. Initially, our character appears on the island, which can be run for 10-12 minutes, so there is not particularly large research potential. However, you can build vehicles for water and air, which will allow you to travel between the islands, if you are, of course, lucky to find them. You can build a ship, which will fit a lot of supplies, your favorite horse and everything else that you need.
At first, survival seems like a real challenge. You can starve to death, drown, freeze to death, fall off a mountain, get killed by animals. You cannot put the game on pause. Even if you press ESC and minimize the game, time will still run.
So before you turn the game off, better feed your character so that you don’t come back to a dead one. Although dying of hunger is quite difficult – you are literally surrounded by food: mushrooms, animals, fruits, and vegetables. Killing animals will be quite difficult.
For example, if you take a bow, then get ready for the fact that it will not be so easy to hunt – all the animals in the game are very agile and aiming accurately becomes almost impossible. However, the meat, mushrooms, potatoes, or whatever you will be able to gather will have to be cooked on fire, but it will not be so easy to start one.
Craft in Ylands is complicated. In order to craft most of the initial items, you do not need any machines –you just need to collect the necessary items and press one button in the crafting window. You can craft literally anything – from clothes to decorative items. Recipes, though, open quite interesting. For example, to open a recipe for the fishing rod, you need to craft a rope and a stick.
The game surprises with its graphics. You can admire the sunsets and sunrises in this game forever.
The world around you is alive, birds fly, the wind blows, the water flows, the wolf chews off your second leg – all this is fine and make the player fall in love with the world literally at first sight.
Music and sounds perform a single function – to fill a silence that could be awkward and don’t draw attention to themselves. With this function, both music and sound effects cope perfectly.
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 3.60GHz
- RAM: 4 GB
- Video card: 1 GB
- Soundcard: DirectX 11
- Free hard disk space: 2 GB
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